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If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return through the same airport?

Your question is well founded. Some type of visas to some countries allow you to enter and exit via specific entry points only. For example, ENTRI visa of Malaysia limits to persons who are appearing ...
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Which airport will I land at in Iceland if my ticket says "Reykjavik Keflavik Internationl Apt."?

Google was wrong. There are two airports "in" Reykjavík: Reykjavík Airport, which is close to town and serves only domestic destinations and Greenland, and Keflavík International Airport, a.k.a. ...
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Which airport will I land at in Iceland if my ticket says "Reykjavik Keflavik Internationl Apt."?

You will be arriving at Keflavik (KEF), which is a 40-ish minute drive outside Reykjavik. Keflavik is now the main airport for Reykjavik, and all the car hire agencies have a presence there.
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Is 4 days enough to discover Iceland's Ring Road and Golden Circle by rental car in late March?

No, 4 days is (way) too short for tourists and especially in the winter. Yes, you can probably drive around the ring road (Route 1) in Iceland; it's 1,332 km and the Golden Circle is only 300 km. The ...
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Schengen to Schengen with connecting flight via UK (non-Schengen)

Do not do this. If you travel Schengen to Schengen via Non-Schengen what will happen is the following: You will get a Schengen exit stamp in Iceland, as you are exiting the Schengen Area. You will ...
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What does the Apple Command key symbol (⌘) mean on Icelandic road signs?

I found the definitive answer when I was typing this question; while inserting the ⌘ in the question's title and hovering over it, the dialog showed me it's a Place of Interest Sign: According to ...
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Long road trips in Iceland - where to relieve ourselves?

There are obviously a lot of gas stations along this road too, some of which have restrooms you can pay a little to use. See hours on the linked page as well. These are frequently treated as public ...
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Do I have to pay this cancellation fee?

From the way you described it, it looks like you agreed to a contract with specific terms, which include cancellation penalty. Unless the contract stated the penalty would only apply once you made ...
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Can we use both cash and card for payments in Iceland as a tourist?

I was in Iceland recently, September 2022, and I neither used nor even saw any cash. Card for everything. This included the bus company Stræto.
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Shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to somewhere, so that continental US can be reached by land (with possible ferry)

If flight time is truly of the highest consideration, then this blog details one person's travel around the world desiring the least possible flight time in doing so. Three options are proposed, but ...
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Shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to somewhere, so that continental US can be reached by land (with possible ferry)

Reykjavik to Halifax (Nova Scotia) is showing as 18:05 to 19:40 according to Icelandair's summer timetable, page 23. That isn't really 1h35 minutes of course, thanks to time zones. The timetable ...
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Long road trips in Iceland - where to relieve ourselves?

My girlfriend and I did this drive about 3 years ago, and we went all the way through Vik and up to Egilsstaðir. We never struggled to find petrol stations, small coffee shops and guesthouses where we ...
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How much are "Nap & Gos" in Iceland?

I contacted two properties, Start Hostel and Hotel Keflavik, and they quoted me €‎90-120 (95-127 USD) for May 2023. Both offered roughly a 6-hour stay from 7 am to 2 pm or so. Start Hostel indicated ...
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Hiking across Iceland

Your planned itinerary is too ambitious for a hiker not experienced with Iceland. It might be fine, but might is not enough. Considering the uncertainty of hiking off-trail in unknown terrain, you ...
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Shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to somewhere, so that continental US can be reached by land (with possible ferry)

St. John's seems like the best jumping-off point, as the easternmost major airport in North America. If having the shortest flight possible is really the goal, Air Canada has a flight from St. John's ...
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If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return through the same airport?

There is no requirement to leave and enter through the same port of entry. Note that this applies to everybody: US citizens, permanent residents, visitors, and anybody else entering or leaving the US. ...
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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

Well, your visa was issued under the assumption that Iceland would be the main destination of your trip. What you want to do is possible, but the border officers that you will encounter in France are ...
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Long road trips in Iceland - where to relieve ourselves?

Restrooms appear with adequate frequency along the way. A few years ago, I drove around the whole island. While I was told the ring road was around 1400km, my car clocked in 3400km when I returned to ...
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Schengen Visa "member state of first entry"

You will enter the Schengen area once, in the Netherlands. Then you will take an internal flight to Iceland. Destination is Iceland First Entry is the Netherlands Number of Entries is 1, date of ...
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Powering devices in Iceland from USA?

It looks like all your devices can be charged via USB. In this case you should already have voltage switching chargers for all of them. In fact, these chargers are interchangeable, except for the ...
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Ferries from Iceland to Portugal or Spain

The only company I know of that runs regular ferries to Iceland from either Denmark or the Faroe Islands is Smyril Line. Also, I'm Portuguese and have already been to Iceland and I can tell you I've ...
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Long road trips in Iceland - where to relieve ourselves?

The leave no trace principles provide excellent guidelines for doing your business in the wild. As the name suggests, the general memento is leave no trace. In other words, whatever you carry in you ...
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I've been to Keflavik, Iceland, but now I can't find it on the map!

According to wiki, Reykjanesbær is a community that encompasses also Njarðvík and Hafnir. The town where your pointer ends up is Keflavik, but the label shown on Google Maps is from the larger ...
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Iceland Information: Travel information and maps

The road.is site provides a list of road and weather condition definitions. "No passage" means that it is literally forbidden to drive there. Even if you have a truck that can, otherwise, ...
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Can we use both cash and card for payments in Iceland as a tourist?

When my wife and I were in Iceland in 2019, credit/debit cards were accepted almost everywhere in the cities. Outside of the cities, card payment was common but not universal. I'd recommend carrying ...
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Travelling to Iceland and UK

If you have visas for both places, then yes, of course you can travel between them. That's what the visas are for. In particular, there is no rule requiring that you must arrive in Iceland directly ...
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Car hire in Iceland which allows someone other than the driver to pay?

My wife and I went to Iceland in June 2015, and though I don't drive a car she does, and we booked a rental with Reykjavik Rent A Car. I went back and dug out the receipt, hoping that I'd made the ...
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How many cars/day pass over route F35 Kjölur in September?

I checked the website Tor-Einar linked frequently throughout summer and autumn, and (from memory) found: July-mid August: 100–150 per day Late August, early September: 60–120 per day mid-late ...
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Ice Caves tour in October in Iceland

The ice cave season in Iceland is short, from mid-November to about the middle of March (and is adjustable according to conditions). Outside of that season, it can be dangerous to go into the caves ...
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Is 4 days enough to discover Iceland's Ring Road and Golden Circle by rental car in late March?

I'd say that's plenty of time for the Golden Circle, but not nearly long enough for the ring road. I went around the ring road in about 8 days in late September a couple years ago. It felt a little ...
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